Collegiate Competition

RULES AND REQUIREMENTS 2020

 

Oklahoma Entry Fee: $50.00

OMTA Collegiate Competitions (instrumental, vocal, and piano)
Audition Dates: Saturday, Oct. 31- Sunday, November 1 
Location: Edmond Music Studio Recital Hall (3400 S. Broadway, Edmond, OK)
Online Entry Deadline: 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2020

Piano/Vocal Chair: Marji (Fint) Shelton
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Instrumental Chair: Jonathan Nichol
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COVID-19 Safety Procedures

  • Instruments will be sanitized between performers
  • Performances will be spaced for no contact between performers
  • Only the adjudicator and the performer will be permitted to enter the recital hall. No additional audience will be permitted.
  • Participants will be required to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver



ENTRANT CATEGORIES

  • Entrants may enter in solo performance areas to include piano, voice, and orchestral instruments.
  • Category A: Freshman and Sophomore students in college who have not reached age 27 at the time of the competition, or students in the first and second year after high school.
  • Category B: Junior and Senior students in college who have not reached age 27 at the time of the competition, or students in the third and fourth year after high school.
  • Category C: Graduate students in college who have not reached age 27 at the time of the competition, or students out of high school five or more years who have not reached aged 27 at the time of the competition.
  • Category D: Students in this category perform for critique only. This category includes all students who are high school graduates and have not reached age 27 at the time of the competition.
  • Category E: Students in this category perform for critique only. This category includes all students who are high school graduates beyond the age of 27 at the time of the competition.



PERFORMANCE TIME

  • Time Limit (Minimum/Maximum)
    • Category A 10 min./20 min.
    • Category B 12 min./20 min.
    • Category C 12 min./30 min.
    • Category D 12 min./20 min.
    • Category E 12 min./20 min.  
  • All performances will be timed. To qualify for an award, performers must play at least the minimum time in their category. Students will not be disqualified for exceeding time limitations in timed events. However, in the interest of time, they may be stopped when the time limit expires.

 

TEACHER ELIGIBILITY

  • OMTA collegiate teachers may enter students in their professional applied teaching area(s).
  • A first time OMTA/MTNA teacher must pay state and national dues by the entry deadline.
  • OMTA teachers paying dues by June 30 are eligible to enter students. 
  • OMTA teachers paying dues after June 30 will be required to pay a one-time late fee of $25.00 (payable to OMTA) and must be paid with submission of entry form(s). 
  • Non-OMTA member teachers may pay a $120 participation fee to enter students. 

 

TEACHER RESPONSIBILITY

  • It is the responsibility of each OMTA teacher to abide by the posted rules of the competition.
  • Failure to abide by the posted rules will result in the disqualification of the entrant.
  • The teacher may not have contact with the adjudicators before, during or after the competition.
  • The teacher must inform students of their obligation to abide by the printed rules of the competition which also includes the following:
    • The student may not have contact with the adjudicator before, during or after the competition.
    • The student may not have contact with the Vice President for Auditions and Competitions or any OMTA Board Member.
    • Audio and video taping violates copyright laws and is not permitted.

 

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

  • Piano: Two or more compositions chosen from contrasting periods. One must be Baroque or Classical. Repertoire must be memorized.
  • Voice:
     - An aria from a standard opera or oratorio.
     - Two art songs (French, Italian or German) each in a different language.
     - One contemporary English or American song.
     - Once the above three requirements are met, the student may complete the time requirement with other suitable repertoire.
     - Repertoire must be memorized.
  • Instrumental: Two or more compositions chosen from contrasting periods. One must be Baroque or Classical. Repertoire need not be memorized.
  • Additional requirements for Piano, Voice and Instrumental entrants:
    • The performer will be allowed a brief warm-up (one-minute maximum) in the competition room before performing for the adjudicator.
    • The student may choose the first piece to perform. The adjudicator will select the order of the remaining repertoire.
    • All performances will be timed. To qualify for an award, performers must play at least the minimum time in their category. Students will not be disqualified for exceeding time limitations in timed events. However, in the interest of time, they may be stopped when the time limit expires.
    • A student may not enter repertoire performed on a previous OMTA Conference program.
    • Repertoire cannot be changed after one week past the entry deadline.
    • Pieces for prepared piano will not be acceptable.

 

REPRODUCTION OF MUSIC

  • Per MTNA policy, original scores are preferred for participants competing in the OMTA/MTNA collegiate competitions, but in exceptional circumstances, photocopies may be accepted and each student must fill out a copyright release form available online during the application process.
  • Repertoire written with accompaniment must be performed with an accompanist. The teacher may accompany their students.
  • Computer generated tapes and CD accompaniments are not permitted.



EXAMINATION OF MUSIC

  • A monitor may examine all music prior to the performance of each entrant and the entrant's accompanist.
  • Entrants must provide original scores for the adjudicator(s). Entrants without an original score will be permitted, provided all other competition requirements have been met, to perform for critique only and will not be considered as a winner, alternate or honorable mention.
  • Reproduced music without a letter of permission from the publisher and/or copyright holder will be removed and may not be used by the accompanist, or provided for the adjudicator(s). The entrant will not be permitted to perform the music in violation of this rule.
  • Reproduced pages to facilitate page turns must be clipped to the original page in the score.
  • Identifying names must be removed from the music. 
  • Measure numbers not printed in the music must appear in each measure or at the beginning of each line.



COMPETITION WINNERS

  • In Categories A, B, C a student may only be a winner one time in each category in the same performance medium.
  • Winners will be invited to perform on the OMTA State Conference Winners Recital. It is not necessary to play one of the same pieces played for the competition.It is not necessary to play one of the same pieces played for the competition.
  • Appropriate concert attire and proper performance etiquette is preferred for the Winners' Recital.
  • Monetary awards will be mailed to winners prior to the OMTA State Conference Recital.
  • In the event there is only one entry in a specific category, the entrant must perform for a critique in order to qualify for the monetary award.
  • OMTA must have a current mailing address, email address, and telephone number from each winner for correspondence pertaining to the State Conference and awards.



COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS

  • The competition performance is open to the public.
  • The critique and music must be picked up by the student, teacher, or another designated person on the day of the competition. These materials cannot be mailed at a later date.



ADJUDICATORS

  • The decision of the adjudicator(s) is final.
  • The quality of the performance will determine the selection of the winner rather than the length or difficulty of the repertoire.
  • The adjudicator(s) have the prerogative not to declare a winner, alternate or honorable mention.

 

POLICY

No refund will be given for entry fees if an OMTA audition or competition must be cancelled due to inclement weather.